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Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort in Co Antrim

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort in Co Antrim

Golfer Shane Lowry, who may appear at the Irish Open

Golfer Shane Lowry, who may appear at the Irish Open

Rory McIlroy, who has aleady ruled himself out

Rory McIlroy, who has aleady ruled himself out

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort in Co Antrim

The organisers of the Irish Open have backed the owners of a luxury Co Antrim hotel after two staff members tested positive for Covid-19 just weeks before some of the world's top golfers are due to stay.

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort also sought to reassure customers on Thursday after members of the public expressed concern over safety measures.

A European Tour spokesperson said: "We are in regular dialogue with Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort.